Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
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Palo Alto hosts photo contest in a bid to entice younger visitors to the park. Read more
Park uses cellphone technology to enhance the visitor experience. Read more
Connecting South Texas youth to the NPS through the Flat Ranger program. Read more
Park's brings history to life with Living History programs. Read more
Palo Alto's Junior Ranger Adventure gets kids up and outside. Read more
Did You Know?
Numerous counties in the State of Iowa take their names from people and places of the U.S.-Mexican War. Taylor County, Page County and Ringgold County honor General Zachary Taylor, Captain John Page, and Major Samuel Ringgold, all of whom served in that battle.